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Pakistani Christian community attacked after blasphemy accusation

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How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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Use of new weight-loss drugs soars among teens

Even as millions of older adults clamor for expensive new weight-loss drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy, monthly use of the medications soared in people aged 12 to 25, according to a new analysis of records from U.S. retail pharmacies. About 20% ...

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How political is the Supreme Court?

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Dangerous jobs: U.S. prisoners often work without basic protections


U.S. prisoners are being placed in dangerous jobs, sometimes with little or no training. They pick up trash along busy highways, fight wildfires, and operate heavy machinery. They work on industrial-sized farms, poultry and meat-processing plants tie...

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This week's word in the news: EMBARKING

DEFINITION:

To begin a course of action.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Howell’s lawsuit had accused Meldeau, 77, of embarking on a campaign of harassment and urged the court to require him to employ an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida to report any future potential code violations on Howell’s property.
Fort Luderdale Sun-Sentinel -- 05/27/2024

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